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Re: Midi-player for FC - an will there be anyone in FC3?



søn, 12.09.2004 kl. 16.57 skrev Janina Sajka:
> Kyrre Ness Sjobak writes:
> > søn, 12.09.2004 kl. 01.11 skrev Janina Sajka:
> > > Kyrre Ness Sjobak writes:
> > > > Hmm... Does anybody know why Fedora haven't included a simple
> > > > midi-player, which simply sends things to your soundcard for rendering,
> > > > which in turn plays it?? And does anybody know about a good such
> > > > program?
> > > > 
> > > Huh? Did timidity++ disappear? Or, am I misunderstanding your question?
> > > 
> ... ...
> > 
> > Hmm... what if i (as many others) are so lucky to have a HW-based
> > midi-playing soundcard (such as the AWE 64)? Methinks maybe they wants
> > to use it...
> > 
> 
> Are you aware of Planet CCRMA which is an entire distribution for
> musicians based on Fedora?
> 
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
> 
> I mention CCRMA because it's Fedora and rpm based and aimed at
> professional musicians.
> 
> However, I would also agree that support for driving MIDI instruments
> directly is weak on Linux. So, I heartily second Jeff's suggestion to
> get involved adding MIDI support to gstreamer--if that's something
> you're able to contribute.
> 
> > Could it be possible to do something like MS does - in the gstreamer
> > setup, give an option to either use timidity (with a full patchset - the
> > patches included don't even rival my old SB16,
> 
> The CCRMA repository does have timidity with a better set of
> instruments, fortunately.
> 

Okay. Problem is:
- I am not a professional musician, only some guy who wondered why i
couldn't just play my midi-files
- Wish i could do that. only problem is that my knowledge of C is
inferior. MIDI also.

But if CCRMA also has a repo, it should be possible to just install the
necessary RPMS, right?

Thanks for the hint.



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